Saying that he “trusts the judgement of the voters of the 23rd Congressional District,” Congressman Tom Reed opened his Jamestown campaign office on Wednesday. Flanked by State Sen. George Borrello, State Assemblyman Andy Goodell, and Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendell, Reed said, “I trust the judgement of the voters to decide who their voice will be.”
“We care about what people have to say. I have stood in front of the people of Chautauqua County time and time again in countless town hall meetings and visits to learn from them because that is how you represent people.”
Safely re-opening the upstate economy remains Reed’s immediate focus. “We’re fighting to be sure that Washington and Albany treat us fairly so that we can safely reopen as better treatments are developed,” he noted.
The work Reed has done to expand local PPP availability and COVID-19 testing as well as listening to local schools, officials, business owners, hospitals, farmers, and many other groups on regular calls during the crisis exemplifies his accessibility during the crisis.
Reed is optimistic about the campaign because of the hundreds of volunteers and hundreds of small dollar donors who have joined the team. “That support means so much and we can’t thank them enough. We enter the fall in a strong position because of them,” he observed.